Boreal Winter Ecology
calendar_month 29 Iul 2015, 00:00
The course deals with dynamics in physical and biotic environment in boreal and subarctic winter, individual and population level adaptation to cold environment and effects of climate change on individuals and populations. Specifically lectures, demonstrations and field work focus on snow ecology, plant adaptations to winter conditions and effects of climate change on boreal and arctic vegetation, small mammal and bird adaptations to winter and life under ice. The course week includes an excursion to a national park using cross-country skis (skis for foreign participants are available at site, possibility for walking exists if skiing is not familiar) and every student should prepare a short presentation on a selected topic related to seasonality and winter in the students%E2%80%99 home country.

Course leader
Prof. Hannu Ylnen (University of Jyvskyl), Dr. Minna-Maarit Kytviita (University of Jyvskyl), Dr. Sirpa Rasmus (University of Jyvskyl), Tapio Keskinen (University of Jyvskyl,), Saana Sipari (University of Jyvskyl), and Marko Haapakoski (Univer

Target group
All international and Finnish students who are majoring in Biology, especially those with emphasis on Ecology, Evolutionary Ecology, Aquatic Ecology, Limnology, Hydrobiology or Environmental Science, are encouraged to apply to the Jyvskyl Winter School of Ecology.

Course aim
The most important aims of the Winter School are to develop scientific readiness and to offer students the possibility to study in a modern, scientific environment and to create connections to the international science community.

Credits info
2 ECTS Obligatory attendance at lectures, presentations, demonstrations, and field work.

Fee info
EUR 0: Attendance in the Winter School is free of charge, but students are responsible for their meals, accommodation and travel costs. The accommodation and meals are arranged in situ at the research stations.

Scholarships
The Winter School of Ecology is not able to grant any Winter School students financial support. In order to ensure your participation, we recommend that you take steps to secure your own funding, for example, by turning first to your home institution or o

University of Jyv%C3%A4skyl%C3%A4
Address: Faculty of Mathematics and Science and the Department of Biology and Environmental Science, Jyv%C3%A4skyl%C3%A4 Winter School of Ecology, Faculty of Mathematics and Science P.O.Box 35 (YK312), FIN-40014 University of Jyv%C3%A4skyl%C3%A4, Finland
Postal code: FIN-40014
City: Jyv%C3%A4skyl%C3%A4
Country: Finland
Website: www.jyu.fi/winterschool
E-mail: jss@jyu.fi
Phone: +358505818351